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How To Create A PST File
Microsoft Outlook stores calendar information, emails, messages, and other user data in PST files. Everything is typically done automatically with no intervention required. However, there are instances when the user will have to create a PST file to address certain issues, such as a damaged PST file or the need to segregate Outlook data.
Capacity Issues With PST Files
Old PST files were prone to file corruption. This is because before Outlook 2003 came around, a size limit was imposed at a meager 2GB and power users often exceeded this quickly. This issue has been addressed with a higher cap at 20GB currently in place. However, this may still prove too small for some users so care must be exercised to prevent a damaged PST file.
This is where organization comes in. Users can create a PST file and drag items from one account to the other. Doing so can keep the file size within limits and keep emails in order. For instance, there could be separate PST files for personal and corporate messages. Some people further subdivide corporate emails according to projects, departments, senders, and other schemes.
Steps In Outlook To Create A PST File
To create a PST file, open Microsoft Outlook. Click on “File” at the upper left-hand corner, select “New”, and go down to the very bottom where it says “Outlook Data File”. A small window will ask whether the file will be in the new or old storage format with descriptions for each. It’s best to select the new PST file type. Highlight the selected item and click “OK”. Next, type in the desired file name for which to search and then click “OK” to save the file. Finally, the user will be given the option of changing the account name and protecting it with a password.